Black Panther, Spiderman, Doctor Strange and more, up close and personal!
Some pretty sketchy characters will be inhabiting Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry in the fall of 2020.
The Museum announced on February 25 that its members will have first dibs to purchase tickets to the special traveling exhibit “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” that will open on October 8, 2020. Tickets for members will go on sale February 28.
Those die-hard Marvel fans who plan to attend C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) at Chicago’s McCormick Place from February 28-March 1, 2020 may also purchase advance pre-sale tickets to the exhibit. Just find the MSI booth — rumor has it Spiderman will be hanging around there.
See the description below of this exhibit that is likely to be a blockbuster. It will open this spring at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, MI, where it will reside from March 28-September 7, 2020 (sadly too late for a spring break road trip from Champaign-Urbana). It debuted in Seattle and has also appeared in Philadelphia. So mark your calendars for a comic-tastic fall in Chicago!
From the exhibit website of The Henry Ford:
An exhibition for the hero in all of us. From comics to film, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes and props. Spectacular artifacts thrill both avid collectors and casual fans, while immersive set pieces, soundscapes and interactive elements bring the Marvel Universe to life in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
The biggest Marvel exhibition ever chronicles the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the stories of individual characters like Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange.
Thousands of characters. Hundreds of creators. One experience beyond imagination.
Your experience includes:
- A fully immersive design with life-size scenes straight from the Marvel Universe.
- Rare hand-drawn images of iconic heroes, such as Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain America, by the artists who designed them.
- Concept sketches, props, original comic art and costumes celebrating Marvel’s 80th birthday.
- Interactive elements, including the opportunity to travel through the mysterious mirror dimension of Doctor Strange and pose for selfies alongside life-size representations of Black Panther, Spider-Man and other iconic Marvel characters.